Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate

Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye -- and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much spying on email and telephone chats happens in secret.

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FILE- In this Wednesday, April 9, 2008 file photo, Shami Chakrabarti, director of the human rights group Liberty, gives an address on the British government's counter-terror proposals in London. Vodafone, one of the world's largest cellphone companies, on Friday, June 6, 2014 revealed the scope of government snooping into phone networks, saying authorities in some countries are able to directly access an operator's network without seeking permission. Chakrabarti described the findings as a worst-case scenario infringement into civil rights. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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